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Belgian Squirrel Recipe
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Belgian Squirrel

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"A person who simply cannot stand wild game will learn to like it after a taste of this unusual dish. And no, it doesn't have to be a squirrel from Belgium, it will just taste like one!"

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings

Directions

  1. Clean squirrels, making sure that all shot is removed. Burn away with a candle any fur that clings. Rinse the meat though several changes of water and pat dry. Cut squirrels into serving pieces.
  2. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  3. Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add squirrel pieces and fry until browned on all sides, but do not cook through. Remove the squirrel pieces to a large Dutch oven or oven safe crock. Add onions to the butter in the skillet; cook and stir until tender and browned. Pour the onions and butter into the pot with the squirrel. Fill with enough water to almost cover the meat. Mix in the vinegar and season with thyme, salt and pepper. Cover and place in the oven.
  4. Bake for 1 hour in the preheated oven. Remove the pot from the oven and add the prunes. Return to the oven and reduce the heat to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Continue baking for another 45 minutes.
  5. Remove the pot from the oven. Mix the flour and cold water together in a cup. Use a slotted spoon to remove the meat and prunes to a serving dish. Set the pot on the stove and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Stir in the flour and water and simmer, stirring constantly, until the gravy is thick enough to coat a metal spoon. Serve meat with a lot of gravy.
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  • PREP 40 mins
  • COOK 2 hrs 5 mins
  • READY IN 2 hrs 45 mins
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Aug 14, 2008

I'd just like to say that we normally don't eat squirrels in Belgium. Rabbit, pheasant, maybe even pigeon, but I never ate squirrel in my life. The recipe looks fine as it is, but I would substitute the water with a nice dark Belgian beer. Greetings from Belgium

 
Mar 21, 2008

Great recipe. You can also substitute rabbit for squirrel. I add a little red wine as well.

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 375 kcal
  • 19%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 19.8 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol
  • 154 mg
  • 51%
  • Fat
  • 19.9 g
  • 31%
  • Fiber
  • 2.4 g
  • 10%
  • Protein
  • 30.1 g
  • 60%
  • Sodium
  • 288 mg
  • 12%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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